Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


National Climate Summary – January 2012: Unusually cool.
National Climate Summary – December 2011: Wet over North Island and northern South Island.
National Climate Summary – November 2011: Extremely dry north of Taupo; wet over South Island.
National Climate Summary – October 2011: Wet and cloudy for many regions; easterlies prevail.
National Climate Summary – September 2011: Dry, sunny and cool start to spring.
National Climate Summary – August 2011: Snow & sunshine - very dry in north & west.
Lows anchored south of country; freezing polar blast.
The 3rd-warmest June on record, and very gloomy.
Warmest May on record.
Record April rainfall for Hawkes Bay, and cool conditions in eastern areas of both islands.
A mixed-bag start to autumn.
A tale of two islands.
Tropical visitors produce wild weather.

Warm with a sting in the tail

Highs and dryness dominate for second month

Spectacularly sunny and very dry in most areas

Wet and wild westerlies

Cloudy, warm, and extremely wet

Mid winter magic – a very sunny July in many areas

Very wet overall, except West Coast and Southland

Eastern areas extremely wet!

North Island continues dry, sopping wet in southwest.

Very dry in the northeast, Otago, Canterbury.

Hot and dry for most of the country